The Case of the Missing Marquess: An Enola Holmes Mystery Book Review

The Case of the Missing Marquess: An Enola Holmes Mystery by Nancy Springer
When Enola Holmes discovers her mother is missing she has no other choice than to contact her older brothers, Mycroft and Sherlock Holmes, who live in London. To her dismay, her brothers are not what she expects and when they attempt to send her to boarding school (where corsets are required) she runs away to London to locate her mother. Enola finds herself involved in the kidnapping of a young marquess, fleeing murderers, and trying to elude her older brothers.

Enola Holmes is an intelligent, resourceful, and spunky fourteen year old. She develops creative ways to deal with the confinements placed upon her by society. The author focuses on the women's role in Victorian London and skillfully weaves in information on the physical and intellectual restrictions put on a girl of that era.

This is a great start to an adventurous series. I'd recommend this book for those who are interested in cyphers, enjoy reading about independent young women, or appreciate books similar to Nancy Drew.

 

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